WoRMS taxon details

Arca tetragona Poli, 1795

138789  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138789)

accepted
Species
marine
Delle Chiaie, S.; Poli, G. S. (1791). Testacea utriusque siciliae eorumque historia et anatome tabulis aeneis illustrata. Parma, Regio Typographeio. vol. 2, pp. 75-264, i-lxxvi, pl. 19-39., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/150834#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 137-138, pl. 25 fig. 12-13 [details]   
Note not stated [inferred as southern Italy or...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality not stated [inferred as southern Italy or Sicily from scope of original publication] [details]
Type locality not stated [inferred as Southern Italy or Sicily rom scope of publication] [details]
Distribution Eastern Atlantic, from Norway to Mauritania; Canary Is., Madeira, and the Azores; Mediterranean.
Gorringe, Josephine,...  
Distribution Eastern Atlantic, from Norway to Mauritania; Canary Is., Madeira, and the Azores; Mediterranean.
Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, common in 70-325 m. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Arca tetragona Poli, 1795. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138789 on 2018-08-18
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original description Delle Chiaie, S.; Poli, G. S. (1791). Testacea utriusque siciliae eorumque historia et anatome tabulis aeneis illustrata. Parma, Regio Typographeio. vol. 2, pp. 75-264, i-lxxvi, pl. 19-39., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/150834#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 137-138, pl. 25 fig. 12-13 [details]   

original description  (ofArca argenvillea Risso, 1826) Risso, A. (1826-1827). Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe Méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes. Paris, Levrault: Vol. 1: xii+448 pp., 1 map [1826]; Vol. 2: vii+482 pp., 8 pls [November 1827]; Vol. 3: xvi+480 pp.,14 pls [September 1827]; Vol. 4: iv+439 pp., 12 pls [November 1826]; Vol. 5: viii+400 pp., 10 pls [November 1827]. . 3(XVI): 1-480, 14 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/58984
page(s): 311; pl. 12 fig. 172 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofArca britannica Reeve, 1844) Reeve L.A. (1843-1844). Monograph of the genus Arca. In: Conchologia Iconica, vol. 2, pl. 1-17 and unpaginated text. L. Reeve & Co., London. [stated dates: pl. 1-2: December 1843; 3-4: January 1844; 5-8: February 1844; 9-12: March 1844; 13-14: April 1844; 15-16: May 1844; 17: June 1844],, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8937002
page(s): nº 98 [details]   

original description  (ofArca cardissa Lamarck, 1819) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1819). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome sixième, 1re partie. Paris: published by the Author, vi + 343 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47441
page(s): 38 [details]   

original description  (ofTetrarca imbricata ibizenca Nordsieck, 1969) Nordsieck F. (1969). Die europäischen Meeresmuscheln. Vom Eismeer bis Kapverden, Mittelmeer und Schwarzes Meer. Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart XIII + 256 pp:  [details]   

original description  (ofArca fusca Donovan, 1803) Donovan, E.; Dall, W. H.; Henderson, J. B. (1800-1804). The natural history of British shells : including figures and descriptions of all the species hitherto discovered in Great Britain, systematically arranged in the Linnean manner, with scientific and general observations on each ; in five vo by E. Donovan. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/33932#/summary [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofArca fusca Donovan, 1803) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofArca papillosa Petit de la Saussaye, 1869) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofTetrarca imbricata ibizenca Nordsieck, 1969) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofArca fusca Lightfoot, 1786) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofTetrarca tetragona (Poli, 1795)) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofArca cardissa Lamarck, 1819) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofArca argenvillea Risso, 1826) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofArca britannica Reeve, 1844) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology Type of larval development: unknown [details]

Diagnosis Shell of medium size, up to 25 mm, convex, with a marked quadrangular shape, the apex located near the anterior one-third. Posterior margin with two marked angles, one terminating the cardinal line and the other terminating a sharp keel which runs from the umbo to the posteroventral angle. Cardinal line covering almost the entire length of the shell, straight and thin, with tiny and numerous teeth which increase markedly in size and become oblique towards the ends. Umbos very swollen, broadly separated from the cardinal line, the concave area between the umbo and hinge marked with triangular patches of brown material, corresponding to the ligament. External sculpture of radial ribs, which decrease in size from the anterior part to the posterior keel, and are definitely stronger on the surface posterior to the keel. Ventral margin smooth, a notch in the middle giving way to a massive byssus which is fixed to the substrate. External colour brownish, without zig-zag markings unlike other species of the genus [details]

Distribution Eastern Atlantic, from Norway to Mauritania; Canary Is., Madeira, and the Azores; Mediterranean.
Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, common in 70-325 m. [details]

Type locality not stated [inferred as southern Italy or Sicily from scope of original publication] [details]

Type locality not stated [inferred as Southern Italy or Sicily rom scope of publication] [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

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English ark-shell  [details]